with the tagline #daretoperform Honor was teasing about ’16nm’, on social media, all were super-hyped about it, while some of them guessed it right, some of them were too curious, Honor finally launched the phone with 16nm Kirin 650 Chipset, it was Honor 5C, after success of Honor 5X, Holly 2 Plus, Honor is back with Honor 5c with some beast hardware and good software on the device.

Honor 5C: Processor on beast mode: Kirin 650

Honor 5c is one of its kind device, running with its own homegrown processor: Kirin 650, unlike other companies who use Mediatek or Qualcomm processors, honor is focused on in-house chipset manufacturing, to reduce the production costs and deliver a quality chipset at an affordable price. Kirin 650 is produced with 16nm FinFET plus process, ensuring a smooth and lag-free experience without heating up much. The battery is optimized in sync to their hardware which is indeed a plus point in case of home grown processors.

Key features of Honor 5C


Hardware on Honor 5c

Honor 5c is running with as mentioned before a 16nm Kirin 650 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and Mail T830 GPU which is also home grown.the honor 5c runs smoothly with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage for storing photos and other stuff. it has expandable storage up to 128GB with MicroSD card.

Design and usability

The device is rocking a 3000 MaH battery which gives enough charge for one working day, with Kirin 650 the battery is super-optimized, coming with a metal uni-body design with a vibrant 5.2 inch IPS display with full HD resolution, which is great for watching videos,browsing stuff,etc., the design of the phone is unique and gives a premium feel in hand. and the screen-to-body ratio is 74% which makes the device easy to hold.

Camera on Honor 5C

coming to the camera on honor 5c, its rocking a 13 MP rear camera, and 8 MP front camera for great selfies with good clarity, the camera app on the phone is snappy and has a lot of professional settings to take good quality pictures, the different modes on the SmartImage processor gives variety of creative filters and shoot modes,to change the shutter and exposures to shoot good images.

image took from Honor 5C
image took from Honor 5C

Software and insights

Honor 5c basically runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow out of the box, which is skinned with Emotion UI 4.1, which runs light and fast on honor 5c, Honor 5c is the first phone in honor lineup to get Marshmallow, so you would be having the latest software on the phone. EMUI is 4.1 is optimized for Kirin 650 for a better and increased battery backup and RAM management

What’s special?

the fingerprint scanner is claimed to be really fast, which unlocks in 0.5 seconds, which is indeed incredibly fast, and in adding to that theres a dual antenna setup inside the device which gives better call qualities with lesser chances of call drops or signal drops


Pricing and Availability

Honor 5C is coming in three colors – gold, silver and gray i personally prefer the gold one which feels premium.you can Pre-order it at the Honor store or Flipkart from 3PM on 22nd June 2016. The flash sale for Honor 5C will open on 30th June and on the 7th July at 2PM.
it is priced at INR 10,999

In a nutshell


Honor 5c is a great phone to use, the design of the phone is really premium, in a closed bloggers meet, I got a chance to use the device for few moments, and what I feel was it was pretty good,I am never a big fan of skinned android, but EMUI 4.1 on Kirin 650 made me rethink, coming to the camera I felt the pp gave all the power to take great pictures. on my take its pretty good for a 10k phone.
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